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Since 1970, there have been Christopher Street Day celebrations across the world to advance LGBT rights and show pride.
A roundup of news from around Israel.
Magen David Keshet Italia is the first independent Italian LGBT Jewish group. “We have become a sort of mascot of the event. People love to take pictures with us,” its president said.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
About one hundred members of the Jewish community took part in the parade throughout the streets of the capital, surrounded by 47,000 other participants.
By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, NSM is one of the largest neo-Nazi organizations in the US.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
WITH ALL the political chaos in which Israel is presently engulfed, there’s no stopping the carnival of summer entertainment festivals and special events.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Undercover policemen found a knife that had been hidden in the suspect's shoes.
By ILANIT CHERNICK
One can understand that part of Jerusalem objects to the parade. They can do so in peace and quiet, but should they win? Should they always get to dictate the paradigm?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
52 suspects detained or arrested by police during the event.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
While there was originally no official announcement, participants who inquired discovered that they would not be able to bring Israeli flags or related national symbols to the march.
“The State of Israel is not Iran and it is the right of every person to demonstrate in front of the Gay Pride Parade - even if the police do not like it,” Moshiko Ben Zikri’s lawyer said.
"Tel Aviv’s pride parade is the largest pride event in Asia and the Middle East, and one of the largest parades in the world," the municipality added.
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